SEO? Have you read about it somewhere? If yes, you must have came across the term "backlinks"! Backlinks are very important for to rank your web sites or blogs.
Backlinks are the lifeblood of SEO. In order to get a website in top ranks within the search results pages without having to pay big money for advertising, the website has to have a large number of backlinks. Getting backlinks is one of the essential step to create a great search engine optimization campaign.
Backlinks are basically links from other websites that are pointed to you own websites. Search engines give more value to sites which are having relevant quality backlinks from their won niche. It’s one of major rank determining factor in search engine algorithms. When counting on the relevance of a website with a particular keyword, search engines usually take into consideration the number of relevant backlinks to that website.
So how will you get backlinks?
1. Commenting on blogs
Blog commenting is an excellent way to build backlinks. However, most of the blogs use no-follow attributes, which don't give your backlink much quality – In other words you will have to find relative do-follow blogs in your niche and should focus on combining them with helpful, informative comments and content.
2. Forum Posting and Participating in the Communities.
Backlinks in forum signatures is the best way to get backlinks. Most of the forums allow you to have signatures that display at the bottom of every post.
By putting backlinks and a bit of information about your website in your signature you can get backlinks with your every post provided that you are a regular member in that forum. Most of the forums allow you to create a signature with your posts and most of these forums are do-follow. Google gives more value to such backlinks if you are helping out people by answering questions. So your posts should be quality and relative to the subject. Only a thanks post or “I am newbie” here will not work at all.
3. Social Networking Sites.
Facebook and Twitter are great platforms to share content which others may later reference and build backlinks. Facebook however goes a step further than this. The multi-oriented platform presents its users with a wide range of features through which they can not only connect and share but also promote their business and run campaigns for their products! Facebook is the leading social network at the moment with a user base of over 350 million! The numbers itself speak for the success and popularity of the social networking giants.
4. Social Bookmarking Sites
Social bookmarking sites allow anyone to bookmark websites, media and content online when they feel others should see and like it. Submitting articles to these bookmarking sites to get backlinks to your website in one of the best way.
5. Creating and maintaining blogs.
Creating blogs with relevant content is another good way to get backlinks pointing to your site. There are many high PR blogging platforms available across the Interner which you can utilize for your backlinking campaign. Blogging is a great way to get traffic to your website.
6. Video Submissions
Video Submissions is a powerful way to get backlinks as each video site generally allows you to place a backlink. Most of the people love to watch things rather than to read them. As thousands watch your video, they will follow through sending you traffic and building your backlinks.
7. Web 2.0 Properties (Linkwheels)
The easiest way to build backlinks is to create valuable content and publish them on web 2.0 platforms over the Internet.